A niche service providing marine transportation between the Pacific Northwest and North Asia and offering superior door-to-door service through intermodal connections into the heart of North America via strong partnerships with our selected rail partners.

Swire Shipping operates seven geared con-bulk vessels, carrying a range of cargoes including containers, breakbulk/project and bulk cargoes (forestry products).


Swire Shipping's knowledgeable and experienced team of professionals understands containers and the market. It is committed to providing exceptional customer service and technical assistance tailored to individual customer needs.

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Forest Products

Swire Shipping continues to build on Westwood's long history of transporting bulk forest products and continuously improving cargo handling methods and equipment to handle sensitive shipments safely. As the only carrier in North America to provide fixed-day liner service for bulk forest products, we offer reliable logistics solutions to meet our customers' production and inventory management requirements.

Breakbulk / Project Cargo

Swire Shipping provides customized solutions for breakbulk and project cargo. For weather protection, we have dedicated underdeck space on our specialized vessels. We also use advanced cargo handling technology to cater to the diverse needs of our customers. Our state-of-the-art 45-meter-ton gantry cranes can move freight up to 85 feet (26 meters) and enable cargo operations at ports without access to shore-based cranes.


Swire Shipping's dedicated customer service and delivery teams have vast knowledge, offering a personalized approach that sets us apart.
Our team in North America is in Puyallup WA, allowing them to provide local knowledge to help fulfill varied customer needs readily.

Service Features:
  • Swift, responsive, and direct communication with a customer service representative
  • Advanced web-based systems
  • Robust cargo management system that actively monitors and manages shipments to ensure timely and efficient delivery.
  • Up-to-date information throughout the process
  • Team of experts with specialized knowledge of hazardous cargo, over-dimensional cargo, and U.S. and Canadian customs